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Insightful Conversations at AuroBharati – January 21, 2022

Topic: Antaryatra – An Artist’s Journey Within

In conversation with Bindu Popli

“All great artistic work proceeds from an act of intuition, not really an intellectual idea or a splendid imagination,—these are only mental translations,—but a direct intuition of some truth of life or being, some significant form of that truth, some development of it in the mind of man.” (Sri Aurobindo, CWSA, Vol. 20, p. 266)

Meet the Artist

For this month’s edition of Insightful Conversations at AuroBharati, we feature an artist whose work embodies the spirit of artistic creativity that Sri Aurobindo expresses in the above-mentioned quote. This is a forum where we bring conversations with individuals from various domains of activity, who have been consciously embodying in their work the essence of Indian cultural spirit giving new forms and expression.

Delhi-based artist Bindu Popli is our guest today. For the last 30 years she has been immersed in creating art that comes from a place deep within her.

An introspective, contemplative bent of mind and an urge to give artistic and creative expression to all that she was experiencing and feeling – these two attitudes have been part of Bindu’s temperament since her adolescence. She completed a rigorous formal education in painting at Delhi College of Art. Her paintings received high reviews, acclaims and awards during the various solo and group exhibits where she showcased her work. But over time as her inner journey took precedence than seeking outer recognition, her art and artistic process also evolved.

Read more about this conversation HERE.

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